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Participate in MLDP in the Fall - Registration Deadline on May 11

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Are you currently involved in campus organizations or athletics which call for management or leadership skills?  Are you interested in honing these skills with intention?  If you answered yes to either of these questions, register now for the Rockefeller Center’s Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) in the Fall 2012 term.

MLDP focuses on management and leadership principles common in the professional workplace, enhancing participants' knowledge, experience, and competency through weekly sessions on Tuesday evenings throughout the term.
MLDP sessions are led by a wide variety of expert speakers and involve an array of interactive and experiential learning techniques to strengthen students’ skills in such topics as communication, professional writing, decision making and negotiation, analytical and critical thinking, group facilitation, cultural competency in a globalized world, and strategic planning.
Winter 2012 participant Ayushi Narayan ’14 on MLDP: “After attending sessions for the MLDP program this term, I have seen some real benefits to taking part in the program. I have learned about different components of being an effective group leader or manager through lectures and have also had the opportunity to practice these skills through small group activities.”MLDP is also a fantastic networking opportunity for all participants.  The diversity of MLDP participants’ academic majors and experiences is a core strength of the program, and students have plentiful opportunities to interact with each other throughout the term.  What emerges is a common thread uniting each group:  All participants are self-selected campus leaders taking their skills to the next level by focusing on their leadership skills and developing these strengths.
There are additional benefits to participating in MLDP.  Students who successfully complete MLDP are eligible to apply to be a student assistant or student discussion leader at the Rockefeller Center, and strengthen their applications for internship or mini-grant funding through the Rockefeller Center.  Students with a higher-level of participation in MLDP as determined by the program requirements may complete "with distinction".  This distinction will be noted if applying to become a Rockefeller Leadership Fellow. The certification can also be listed on your resume as a professional skills development program.
All rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are encouraged to register.  The Fall 2012 deadline is MAY 11, 2012.  Invite your house members, teammates, and fellow peers to register as well!
To visit our blog featuring all posts tagged with MLDP, click here. Find even more information available on our Rocky webpage. Session photos are available at our Flickr site.

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